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Active Birth Centre
25 Bickerton Road
London
N19
Tel: 020 7482 5554
www.activebirthcentre.com
Information and classes on non-mechanised childbirth at home or in hospital

APEC (Action on Pre-eclampsia)
84-88 Pinner Road
Harrow
Middlesex
HA1 4HZ
Tel: 020 84274217
email: info@apec.org.uk
www.apec.org.uk
Information and advice for women at risk or affected by pre-eclampsia.

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers
PO Box 207,
Bridgwater.
Somerset.
TA6 7YT
Tel: 020 7813 1481
www.home.clara.net/abm/
24 hour telephone advice service. Runs support groups (babies welcome).

Association for Postnatal Illness
25 Jerdan Place
London
SW6 1BE
Tel: 020 7386 0868
www.apni.org
Advice to those women with postnatal depression on how to cope, given by those who have suffered from it themselves.

Birth Crisis Helpline
Tel: 01865 300266

BLISS the premature baby charity
68 South Lambeth Road
London
SW8 1RL
Tel: 0870 7700 337
Freephone Helpline: 0500 618 140
www.bliss.org.uk
Parent support network providing emotional and practical support to the families of babies who need intensive or special care. BLISS is dedicated to making sure that more babies born prematurely or sick at birth survive and that each has the best possible quality of life.

Breastfeeding Network Supporterline
0870 900 8787

British Acupuncture Council
63 Jeddow Road
London
W12 9HQ
020 8735 0400
www.acupuncture.org.uk
Can provide a list of qualified practitioners

British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering
Skyline House
220 Union Street
London
SE1 0LX
020 7593 2000
www.baaf.org.uk
Advice on adoption and fostering.

Britsh DSP Support Group
Head Office
2 Chapel Place
Ramsgate
Kent
CT11 9RY
Tel: 01843 587356
http://dsp.future.easyspace.com

British Pregnancy Advisory Service
Austy Manor
Wootton Wawen
Solihull
West Midlands
B95 6BX
Tel: 08457 30 40 30
www.bpas.demon.co.uk
Advice and counselling on termination, female sterilisation and vasectomy.

Brook
421 Highgate Studios
53-79 Highgate Road
London
NW5 1TL
0171 284 6040
www.brook.org.uk
Advice and information on contraception, pregnancy testing and counselling for young people up to age 25.

CHILD
Charter House
3 St. Leonard's Road
Bexhill-on-sea
East Sussex
TN40 1JA
Tel: 01424 732361
www.child.org.uk
Self-help organisation offering information and support to people coping with the problems of infertility and childlessness.

Cry-sis
London WC1N 3XX
Tel: 0171 404 5011
Helpline 020 7404 5011(8am - 11pm)
www.our-space.co.uk/serene.htm
Help and support for parents whose children cry excessively, have a sleep problem or have temper tantrums or other behaviour difficulties.

Diabetes UK
10 Queen Anne Street
London
W1M 0BD
Tel: 020 7323 1531
www.diabetes.org.uk
Advice for pregnant women with diabetes.

Down's Syndrome Association
155 Mitcham Road
London
SW17 9PG
Tel: 020 8682 4001
www.downs-syndrome.org.uk
Information, advice and support for families with a member affected by Down's Syndrome.

Ectopic Pregnancy Trust
Maternity Unit,
Hillingdon Hospital
Pield Heath Road
Uxbridge
Middlesex
UB8 3NN
Tel:01895 238 025
www.ectopic.org

Family Planning Association
2-12 Pentonville Road
London
N1 9FP
Tel: 020 7837 5432
FPA Contraceptive Helpline 0845 310 1334
www.fpa.org.uk

Foresight
28 The Paddock
Godalming
Surrey
GU7 1XD
Tel: 01483 427839
www.foresight-preconception.org.uk
Advice on pre-conceptual care, recurrent miscarriage and infertility. Offers private health checks and dietary advice.

Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths
Artillery House
11-19 Artillery Row
London
SW1P 1RT
Tel: 020 7222 8001
24 hour helpline 020 7233 2090
www.sids.org.uk/
Support and information for parents bereaved by sudden infant death, and support with any subsequent babies. Produce infant care guidance card including symptoms of serious illnesses to watch out for in babies.

Genetic Interest Group
Unit 4d, Leroy House,
436 Essex Road
London N1 3QP
England
Tel: 020 7704 3141
www.gig.org.uk
Information about genetic disorders.

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority
Paxton House
30 Artillery Lane
London
E1 7LS
Tel: 020 7377 5077
www.hfea.gov.uk
Regulates, licences and collects data on fertility treatments such as IVF and Donor insemination

Independent Midwives Association
1 The Great Quarry
Guildford
Surrey
GU1 3XN
Tel: 01483 821104
www.independentmidwives.org.uk/
Free advice to women thinking about a home birth. Offers full care to women who book with them for home births. Fees vary.

Institute of Complementary Medicine
PO Box 194
London
SE16 7QZ
Tel: 0171 237 5165
A charity providing information on complementary medicine and referrals to qualified practitioners or helpful organisations.

ISSUE The National Fertility Association
114 Lichfield Street
Walsall
WS1 1SZ
Tel: 01922 722888
www.issue.co.uk
Information and support for infertile couples, who are members of the association.

La Leche League
BM 3424
London
WC1N 3XX
Tel: 020 7242 1278
Help and information on breastfeeding and personal counselling to mothers having problems

Life
Life House
Newbold Terrace
Leamington Spa
Warwicks
CV32 4EA
Tel: 01926 421587
www.lifeuk.org
Charity offering information and advice on pregnancy, abortion, miscarriage and stillbirth.

Maternity Alliance
45 Beech Street
London
EC2P 2LX
Tel: 020 7588 8582
Information on all aspects of maternity services, rights at work and benefits for families.

Miscarriage Association
Clayton Hospital
Northgate
Wakefield
WF1 3JS
Tel: 01924 200799
Information, advice and support.

Multiple Births Association
Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Queen Charlotte's Maternity Hospital
Goldhawk Road
London W6
Tel: 0181 748 4666
www.multiplebirths.org.uk
Advice and training to identify prevent or limit the problems experienced by multiple births families.

National Childbirth Trust
Alexandra House
Oldham Terrace
London
WC3 6NH
Tel: 020 8992 8637
www.nct-online.org
National charity with branches throughout the UK. Runs antenatal classes and offers help with breastfeeding. Provides information for parents with disabilities or medical conditions

NHS Direct - National Health Information Service
Freephone: 0845 4647 (24hrs a day)

Parentline
North and West Essex
12 Stortford Road
Great Dunmow
Essex
CM6 1DA
Tel: 01371 879966
Voluntary self-help organisation offering confidential support to parents under stress.

Parentline Plus
Endway House
The Endway
Hadleigh
Benfleet
Essex
SS7 2AN
Tel: 0808 8002222
Voluntary self-help organisation offering confidential support to parents under stress.

Parents Anonymous
6-9 Manor Gardens
London N7 6LA
Tel: 0171 263 8918
Telephone helpline for parents under stress who feel they can't cope or might abuse their children.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Network
Women's health
52 Featherstone Street
London
EC1Y 8RT
Tel: 020 7251 6580
www.womenshealthlondon.org.uk
Information about PID.

Pre-Eclampsia Society (PETS)
8 Southend Road
Hockley
Essex
SS5 4QQ
Tel: 01702 205088
www.dawnjames.clara.net
Advice and support groups for women suffering with pre-eclampsia

Pregnancy Advisory Service
11-13 Charlotte Street
London
W1P 1HD
Tel: 0171 637 8962
Donor insemination service. Also advice and medical help for unwanted pregnancy, emergency contraception and sterilisation.

Sainsbury's/Wellbeing Eating for Pregnancy Helpline
Tel: 01142 424084

SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society)
28 Portland Place
London
W1N 3DE
Tel: 020 7436 5881
Members.aol.com/babyloss/sands.htm
Information and national network of support groups for bereaved parents.

Splashdown Water Birth Services
17 Wellington Terrace
Harrow-on-the -Hill
Middlesex
HA1 3EP
Tel: 020 8422 9308
www.splashdown.org.uk
Birth pools for hire

TAMBA (Twins and Multiple Birth Association)
Harnott House
309 Chester Road
Little Sutton
Ellesmere Port
CH66 1QQ
Tel: 0870 121 4000 or 0151 348 0020
www.tamba.org.uk
Self-help organisation for parents of twins, triplets or more.

Tommy's
Nicholas House
3 Laurence Pountney Hill
London
EC4R 0BB
Tel: 08707 70 70 70
Pregnancy Information Line: 0870 777 30 60
Email: mailbox@tommys.org
Website: www.tommys.org
Funds a national programme of pregnancy research and information. Tommy's provides information for parents, parents-to-be, health professionals and the general public, to help maximise the chance of having a healthy pregnancy.


 
 

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